Republican Senator calls out Trump for refusing to call white supremacists by name

GOP Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado has called our President Trump on Saturday for refusing to call white supremacists by name while denouncing the hostile protests in Charlottesville, Va., according to the Hill.

“Mr. President – we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism,” Gardner wrote on Twitter.

Gardner was joined by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in calling the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville an example of “hate and bigotry.”

According to Mr. Trump, who addressed the Charlottesville protests early on Saturday, “many sides” were culpable for the escalated tensions at the Charlottesville rally.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides,” said the President during a news briefing Saturday.

It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time,” he added.

Duke endorsed Donald Trump during the presidential election last year.

Mr. Trump has disclaimed Duke after evaded questions concerning the end former KKK leader’s endorsement.

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